IMO, the only reason to switch is the NFL Network and NFL Sunday Ticket if you're an NFL nut. Otherwise, the services are too close to call, and have offsetting pros and cons. I was a Dish customer for 4 years and switched recently for this reason. I actually liked my Dish PVR 508 over the DirecTivo (guide is slower than dirt, crap modem, time is always off, it's not a "real" Tivo series 2), but oh well. I also appreciate Echostar's business ethics, and will probably go back to them if they ever get the NFL.